What to Wear to Visit the Women of the Church-compound

Which clothes to choose for such a call?

Lunch is not a pilgrimage, nor a promise.

My choices are flat on the bed: pants or skirt.

 

I choose the skirt without knowing why

is it respect or a sinkhole of rules

laid out by men? If they see my skin

 

then God alone knows what could happen.

For sin is a slow Texas road,

and we can never be sure where it will take us.

 

If the women see my legs, some may remember

how to move, might steal boots and pick up speed,

feet kicking up a storm behind.

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Location

Midwest USA

©2019 by Carol Everett Adams